Mackenzie Jacobson

Mackenzie Jacobson
Mackenzie is the Senior Manager of Digital Marketing at Threat X. She is a detail-oriented marketing professional with experience in B2B strategic marketing development, implementation, and analysis. Through highly-targeted, demand generation campaigns, Mackenzie is committed to bridging the gap between interested prospects and solutions providers, and does so through web, SEO/SEM, email, social, and display advertising campaigns. She has held prior roles managing global demand generation campaigns at a digital marketing agency, tech startups and Fortune 500 company.
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IoT Cloud Portals - A Modern Day Hacker's Keys to the Kingdom

Posted by Mackenzie Jacobson on Oct 26, 2018 9:02:31 AM

It seems that nearly every week, another IoT related security story is in the news. While most of the coverage still focuses on the hardware, organizations often forget the cloud infrastructure that connects the differing threads of IoT devices. These portals are a mega culprit in the complicated and risky security landscape. They are a modern day hacker's keys to your kingdom.

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Topics: Web, Application & Hybrid Cloud Security

Too Busy Tuning Your WAF to Realize You Don't Have To?

Posted by Mackenzie Jacobson on Oct 3, 2018 8:27:25 AM

Over the past few years, web and application development has undergone a considerable change. Not only is application development and integration dominated by web and mobile-enabled solutions, but technologies like APIs and microservices are also breaking into the scene. 

While these recent advancements have increased connectivity and productivity, they have complicated application security for many organizations. From botnets to targeted attacks, web applications are the target and successful source for a growing number of malicious threats - nearly 10% growth YoY*.

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Topics: Web, Application & Hybrid Cloud Security

How to Adequately Account for and Secure IoT Devices

Posted by Mackenzie Jacobson on Sep 19, 2018 12:44:10 PM

In a world that is increasingly fast-paced, continuously evolving, and especially competitive, the Internet of Things (IoT) has introduced an entirely new era of connectivity and productivity. For the most part, consumers and businesses alike would argue that the IoT has transformed our every day lives for the better. From optimizing business processes to automating monotonous, manual tasks, IoT devices are integrated in nearly everything we do. In addition to this, many organizations rely on a web portal for multi-device management. This convenience, however, comes at a cost.

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Topics: Web, Application & Hybrid Cloud Security

From White Hat Hacker to CTO - An Interview with ThreatX's Andrew Useckas

Posted by Mackenzie Jacobson on Aug 15, 2018 2:39:03 PM

We sat down with Andrew to learn more about his background and journey to CTO, what inspired the development of the ThreatX solution, get his perspective on the future of cybersecurity, and take a look at his new article series on TechTarget's IoT Agenda Blog.


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5 Negative Impacts of Misaligned Security Strategies

Posted by Mackenzie Jacobson on Aug 2, 2018 10:07:46 AM

It's no secret that the frequency and intensity of data breaches is growing at an exponential rate. Based on data from Verizon's Data Breach Investigations Report, there were nearly 53,000 incidents and over 2,215 confirmed breaches in a mere 12 months. This confirms the fear that many organizations face that hackers are thriving in an expanded playing field, and organizations don't have the resources or the bandwidth to keep up. 

In response to this and similar trends, businesses are commonly resorting to impulse investments in technology and resources that promise stronger defenses. Unfortunately, these rash decisions often cause security strategy misalignment - the results of which often mirror the likes of data breaches in their negative impact on the business.

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Topics: Web, Application & Hybrid Cloud Security

Meet ThreatX at Black Hat 2018

Posted by Mackenzie Jacobson on Jul 25, 2018 11:50:16 AM

On August 8 and 9 in Las Vegas, thousands of cybersecurity enthusiasts, practitioners and executives will be in attendance at Black Hat 2018. We are thrilled to be among the participants at this year's event.

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Topics: Company | News

The Proliferation of Web Application Attacks - "Ain't Nobody Got Time for That!"

Posted by Mackenzie Jacobson on Jul 2, 2018 12:40:22 PM
Today, security teams are challenged to protect the large attack surface created by complex application environments. Mix in APIs and microservices and it has become nearly impossible for security teams to adequately manage the multiple security products required or conduct manual threat analysis. So what's the solution? 
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Topics: Company | Product Updates

Top 7 Frequently Asked Cybersecurity Questions, Answered.

Posted by Mackenzie Jacobson on Jun 13, 2018 11:16:03 AM

We recently co-hosted a webinar with SANS Institute, Your Current Approaches to Threat Detection and Neutralization are Broken. During that webcast, experts from Threat X and SANS addressed the current challenges inherent in protecting your web applications in today's complex hybrid cloud environments, and the common inefficiencies of some legacy WAF approaches.

This discussion sparked various questions, some of which we receive quite often. In case you missed it, we compiled the answers to the mosts frequently asked questions.

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Topics: Web, Application & Hybrid Cloud Security

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